Obama actively undermining domestic oil production

Shell Oil spent $4 billion exploring for oil off the coast of Alaska including $2.2 billion to purchase rights from the United States government. They found 27 billion barrels of oil. Obama’s EPA, however, has denied Shell the right to drill. Why? Their environmental assessment did not include CO2 emitted from an ice breaking vessel. Seriously.

The EPA’s appeals board ruled that Shell had not taken into consideration emissions from an ice-breaking vessel when calculating overall greenhouse gas emissions from the project. Environmental groups were thrilled by the ruling.

“What the modeling showed was in communities like Kaktovik, Shell’s drilling would increase air pollution levels close to air quality standards,” said Eric Grafe, Earthjustice’s lead attorney on the case. Earthjustice was joined by Center for Biological Diversity and the Alaska Wilderness League in challenging the air permits.

At stake is an estimated 27 billion barrels of oil. That’s how much the U. S. Geological Survey believes is in the U.S. portion of the Arctic Ocean. For perspective, that represents two and a half times more oil than has flowed down the Trans Alaska pipeline throughout its 30-year history.

This was almost certainly approved by the White House and is certainly not because of C02 emitted by a single ice breaker. It has everything to do with this.

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8 Responses to Obama actively undermining domestic oil production

  1. Roy Ryder says:

    This video should be a major component of a Republican campaign aimed at this jackass. He and his deciders get to tell Americans that they’ve had enough and have to pay more because…well, just because. Double-dip, here we come.

  2. Locke n Load says:

    Air permits?! In the middle of the fucking TUNDRA? Again, kill the EPA. Cut their budget 90% and drastically reduce their powers. They’ve been completely overtaken by the leftist cancer, excise them.
    Didn’t Obama increase their budget by 80% when he got in office? Yet another reason for a budget proposal that brings everything back to 2007 levels.

  3. Mad Brad says:

    Nice find RD. Gotta do it. This is one simple action that could have a big impact.

  4. DarthJay says:

    Oh – I am so printing about a thousand of these.

    On a side note, there are many annoying things about President Obama…but can somebody please tell him that the phrase is “You Know” and not “Ye-O” – I can’t TAKE IT anymore!

  5. notamobster says:

    Oh, that’s beautiful, RD! The printer will hate me by the time this is over…I’m one of those guys who puts in whatever’s in my pocket to keep moving. I rarely fill up…so, I’m at the pump alot.

  6. RJ says:

    Anyone else of the mind that the Govt signed over future drilling rights to federally held land to the chicoms in return for continiuing to purchase our debt. when Hillary went to China two falls ago right during the second bailout the chinese suddenly quit yapping about not purchasing any more US Debt.
    It gives reason why they continue to deny drilling here and why the big federal land grab in the western states ..they signed drilling leases with a trigger of US Debt default

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